Body-worn cameras (BWCs) have permeated public safety and not something to be taken lightly. Departments, especially small ones, are scrambling to consider the positives and negatives of their use, the scale of their deployment and what impacts these tools will have on their communities. Continue reading 6 Things to Consider When Presenting a Body-Worn Camera Program for Funding
Start the New Year strong with a new body camera and dash camera. The Bureau of Justice Administration estimates that between 4,000 and 6,000 law enforcement agencies are planning to adopt or already adopted body worn cameras. Both of these pieces of equipment help make law enforcement officers’ jobs easier. Below are some of the top sellers to help you decide if you’re looking to get an upgrade this year. Continue reading New Body Worn and Dash Cameras
Tommie Copper is a notable brand of compression apparel that is infused with copper and designed to relieve pain in areas where worn. Unlike most compression wear, Tommie Copper promotes the idea of comfortable compression wear. Tommie Copper compression wear bridges the gap between athletic use and pain relief in overworked joints and muscles. Continue reading Tommie Copper: How Does it Work?
As the holiday season quickly approaches, remember to thank those who perform necessary but often under-appreciated jobs. First responders are known to have one of the most straining jobs, taking a toll on the responder’s moral. Giving thanks is a great way to show first responders how much you care about their work for the community. Even a small amount of gratitude can help these responders through a difficult time and push them into a positive state of mind. Continue reading Ways to Thank First Responders
Law enforcement is one of the most difficult, but rewarding careers out there. As civilians, we can help make officers’ jobs and lives easier. With the hard work law enforcement officers put in to keep the community safe, please consider the following things. Continue reading Things Law Enforcement Officers Want You To Know
Working as a law enforcement officer can certainly be a satisfying and rewarding job. However, it can just as easily be a stressful one. Working in law enforcement places a lot of responsibility and burdens on one’s shoulders, and sometimes it’s hard to remember that we are only human and sometimes need to take care of ourselves as well. While there’s no surefire way to eliminate stress in the workplace or reduce job fatigue, here are a few tips for helping to handle and reduce the stress you might face while on the job. Continue reading Tips for Handling Stress in Law Enforcement
The funeral ceremony has often served as a means of mourning, remembering, and honoring those who have passed, and as a country some of the most formal and revered ceremonies are held for those in military service, as well as police officers and civil servants. Those who carry out these ceremonies are called the honor guard. Continue reading The Honor Guard: Mourn, Remember and Honor
Body armor is quite simply the most important piece of any law enforcement officer’s uniform. It saves lives. Unfortunately, when it doesn’t fit properly, your body armor can also be the most uncomfortable part of your uniform. However, with the correct fit, your body armor will not only be more comfortable but also provide effective and protective coverage. All it takes are a few simple measurements and some fine tuning once you have your vest, so let’s get started.
Perhaps you’ve decided to start carrying a concealed firearm, or perhaps concealed carry is an old habit. Regardless, it never hurts to hear a few tips when it comes to carrying a concealed weapon on your person. Here are a few things to keep in mind to help you effectively and securely carry your firearm. Continue reading Tips for Concealed Carry
Pepper spray comes from oleoresin capsicum (OC), which is actually a chemical distilled from peppers. OC causes extreme pain and burning when it comes into contact with the eyes, skin or mucous membranes, which makes it very effective in deterring or stopping attacks. The effects of pepper spray are instant and non-lethal, lasting up to 45 minutes and completely disabling an attacker. Continue reading OC and Pepper Spray Variations